Sept 22-28: Zero-Waste Challenge Week

Hannah’s unintended consequence from her first foray into zero-waste challenges was that instead of throwing that extra bit of extra pasta into her pot last night (since the box was almost empty), she left it in the box – cooking only exactly the amount she needed for dinner. Therefore, unintended consequence #2: portion control and perhaps even preventing wasted food (if you, like me, have a tendency to forget about your leftovers…).

We will be posting more tips and discoveries as the week goes on. What about you? Do you think you could ever try the challenge – for one day, one week, one month?? (one of our Eco-Reps did it for 6 weeks when she was in high school!). If you want to join us on our adventure, we would love to hear about  your experiences – please comment below!


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2 comments on this post.
  1. Hannah Kahler:

    Just a few more tips that have helped me reduce my trash generation so far!

    - Use loose leaf tea in a tea ball to avoid individually wrapped tea bags (the tea leaves can be composted!)

    -Have a hand towel in the kitchen and bathroom to use instead of paper towels (carry one in your bag to use while you’re on campus or at work).

    Good luck!

  2. Priest Rasch:

    Howdy! This article could not be written much better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this information to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

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